Tyler really struggles with spelling. While at the GHEA conference there was a speaker that I posted about earlier, Diane Craft, who talked about jazzing up flash cards and inbedding pictures right into the words for right brained kids. I have been trying this out with Tyler and he LOVES it. He especially enjoys using Sharpie markers but I only have black ones, getting more colors for him is on my to-do list. I randomly asked him days later and he can spell these words that he has struggled with for months right away. I especially loved his story of "of" (previously spelled 'uv')...The F shot the chicken and his eye popped out to make the O haha! Such a boy!
She also talks about not using a spelling curriculum. She recommends using the childs own misspelled words and the list of 1200 most used words.